Developer’s Guide to Compliance

With the recent start date of GDPR and all of the related emails you are likely receiving, compliance is on my mind.  Although every form of compliance is slightly different, there are common steps we developers can take to help our customers.  This article will go more into consulting than a typical developer may need to drift.  However, these steps may help you look more senior to your bosses than you are. Compliance Goals The first thing to learn about any... Read more

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Development Language Families and Leveraging Them

As we continue our overview of IT and development languages, in particular, we examine the idea of development language families.  This includes how those can impact our ability to quickly adapt to a new environment. Modern Development Language Families The good news about this concept is that the most popular modern languages fall into only a few categories of families.  Thus, once you have even one or two under your belt, it can be a short trip to ramp up to... Read more

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Creating A Productive Workspace and The Happiness it Provides

Your job may dictate your workspace and environment.  However, you likely have at least a little say in the way that space is configured.  Also, your side hustle workspace or home office can be configured to your personal style and situation.  Although it may seem minor, a productive workspace is important to your mental and physical health. A Productive Workspace Is Focused When you build a home office the area you use is a critical part of whether it can... Read more

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Building a Personal Brand Across A Wide Range of Social Platforms

One of the benefits of the popularity of social networks is that we can build a personal brand and reach a broad audience.  We can open our target market up to the world and are not limited to our city, state, or country.  It is tempting (and common) to have a presence on several platforms rather than restrict our reach.  Yes, there is overlap, but why not reach as far as possible when these sites are free to use. A Consistent... Read more

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Apache Ant – A Crash Course

The Apache project has a large number of highly useful and popular projects.  These range from platforms to languages to tools and utilities.  In this tutorial, we take a look at Apache Ant.  This scripting language and its library of tasks are far more powerful than you might expect. A Focus on Software Development Apache Ant is best used as a build and deployment tool.  As such, the core tasks include the type of actions you expect for this phase of development. ... Read more

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Amazon Guard Duty: Threat Detection for the Cloud

As we have progressed through the tour of AWS services and tools we have seen reasons to expand our cloud presence.  This can be a security concern, but they also provide some excellent security tools.  That brings us to Amazon Guard Duty.  This service offers threat detection for your services, connections, and data. Amazon Guard Duty: Quick and Easy Monitoring Anyone who has tried to set up monitoring and threat detection knows that it usually requires some installation and a... Read more